American Girl - Saturday Tutorial
Many of you already know that I took my daughter to the American Girl Place in Atlanta for her fifth birthday. We had such a nice time and Lauren wanted to "make something" to remember it by. She needed a little stool in her room and I found this one at Michael's. I had a 50% off coupon so it was only $7.00.
Next, we used American Girl scrapbooking paper (also available at Michael's) and Modge Podge. Just cut out interesting bits and pieces and layer them over each other with thin coats of the Modge Podge. It looks cloudy, but dries completely clear in a few hours.
Finally, I sprayed the top with glitter (you can never have to much sparkle!) and the whole thing, legs and all, with a clear glaze.
Here is the finished project beside her bed. She sits on it when playing with her dolls, stands on it to reach the high things in her closet, and uses it as a table or a desk for her babies.
Now we have a useful yet inexpensive keepsake. Plus, we had fun working on it together!